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RogGoetsch
24-02-2004, 07:35 AM
Received the following from my brother:

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question:

Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave.

Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state
that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.

Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to
Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1) If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
until all Hell breaks loose.

2) If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year, "...that it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having an affair with her. Then #2 above cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze over."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"

FreezerGeezer
24-02-2004, 09:04 AM
That man's a genius! Is he related to Marc?

chemi-cool
27-02-2004, 03:43 PM
That man's a genius!

or a clever clown.

is that what people are studying at University of Washington chemistry??

and what about haeven? it must be the oposite. to maintain the balance.

come on, are we on earth or mars?

when students are graduate from university of washington, what do they get?
a diploma?

frightning!

chemi :D

Argus
27-02-2004, 06:40 PM
Excellent!

Humour with irony and a little smut.

I do hope that he gets his leg over soon and reverses the inevitable trend in the underworld.
________
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botrous
06-01-2005, 12:58 AM
I think that scientific matters should be treated with more respect , And remember Hell and Heaven are part of religions so let's keep the science out of it

Lc_shi
06-01-2005, 01:54 AM
take it easy. it's only a humor story ,however it reflects the power of thinking:-).

shogun7
06-01-2005, 02:19 AM
I think that scientific matters should be treated with more respect , And remember Hell and Heaven are part of religions so let's keep the science out of it

I believe this may interest you: http://home.howstuffworks.com/refrigerator.htm :o

Big Ed
06-01-2005, 10:47 AM
This story appeared in RAC magazine a few years ago... in the April issue.

R666 is a super natural refrigerant

In a move set to revolutionise the refrigeration industry, a new company aims to introduce the use of pure Evil as a natural alternative refrigerant.
“I got the idea from watching horror films” says Ian Holmes of Imal Hire Ltd. “Whenever a ghost or unquiet spirit is nearby, the characters always talk about a sudden drop in temperature. In tests, we have been able to invoke evil spirits to reduce coldroom temperatures to as much as 20 degC below ambient”.
Reports suggest that several of Britain’s historic public houses have harnessed the souls of the undead in cellar applications for many years.
“Our 400 year-old cellar is haunted by the restless ghost of Charles I” says the landlord of the Royal Oak in Berkshire. “Everyone who goes down there complains of a deeply chilling feeling. Some report the touch of icy cold fingers on the back of their neck, and many have returned to the bar frozen in fear.”
“It’s the perfect low-cost storage solution for all our beers and soft drinks.”
Imal Hire also intends to enter the air conditioning market, with concentrated ‘cold spots’ of malevolence used to chill water in a secondary system which is then piped to wall units throughout the building.
A spokesman for a refrigeration industry trade association said: “We are very concerned about the long-term environmental implications of the widespread use of pure Evil in refrigeration applications.”

Mark C
06-01-2005, 03:20 PM
Received the following from my brother:

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question:

Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave.

Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state
that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.

Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to
Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1) If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
until all Hell breaks loose.

2) If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year, "...that it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having an affair with her. Then #2 above cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze over."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"

Roger, Roger.... You know that is an urban myth! Phaklides used a similar tale to tell everyone in Senior Design lab!

botrous
06-01-2005, 04:25 PM
Thanks Shogun , this link would seemed more interresting if i wasn't a refrigeration teacher lololol